Taking some of my own advice.
When I coach my clients about work-life balance, one of the things we discuss is the resources you have around you.
One of those resources is "Responsibility". You see, for the past 11 years, I had decided the following thing about Christmas: All present wrapping MUST be done in secret to keep the magic going.
The fact of the matter is, as the kids get older, finding the time to hide away and wrap undetected is getting harder.
And this has been STRESSING ME OUT
On the icy walk to collect my youngest from school, I remembered the parameters had changed. At 11, my eldest KNOWS (nod not wink wink) about Christmas. So she can help.
It's not just MY responsibility any more.
Then, spanner in the works. Mini, mini-me isn't going to be out of the house swimming at the time I planned for Mummy -Tween wrapping.
But wait, I have an idea.... The big man (aka Father Christmas) has dropped a load of presents at our house. The snow has stopped him working (yeah, she hasn't clocked LAPLAND) so needs us to help.
So, the five year old elped me wrap up friends and family presents. She is an honoury Elf.
Granted; she only lasted 30 minutes and I still have theirs to do, but I feel like I've cracked this Xmas lark a decade on!
So this Christmas decide if it's your responsibility to do stuff, or just to make sure it GETS DONE.
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